There are several opportunities for ERAU-W faculty this month through RCTLE. We will discuss managing group projects and how to develop your agenda for your class sessions. As always, we will host office hours, and we are available for one-on-one consultations and support. We look forward to working with you this month!

This month’s EV-Anar… Team Projects in Online Classes:
A Primer for Real-World Success

Do you struggle when running a team project in your course? If you’re like most teachers, you have mixed feelings about them. However, these types of experiences prepare students for success in their chosen field. Connecting the management strategies used in the classroom to on-the-job expectations can help students see the real-life applications and benefits of effective documentation.

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Join Ron Schaffer, Adjunct Instructor for the College of Arts and Sciences as he provides some helpful advice on how to successfully run a team project—using documentation to minimize problems.

This session will be offered live on:

  • Tuesday, May 16th @ 10 a.m. ET
  • Tuesday, May 16th @ 8 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, May 18th @ 2 p.m. ET

Setting the Pace: The Classroom Agenda – May Special Session

Teaching for three to four hours in a campus classroom or on the EagleVision platform each week can be challenging. What do you do if you run out of material? What if you didn’t cover the module objectives in the allotted class time? What do you do!?!

Join Dr. Lisa Martino, Faculty Development Instructor for the Rothwell Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence, as she discusses strategies and tips to plan your classroom activities in this interactive special session. You will learn how to create a story with your module objectives using visual placeholders as well as arrange the workflow, estimate activity times, and develop an agenda.

This session will be offered live on:

Wednesday, May 24th at 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET


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From left to right: Karen Pedersen, OLC; Sara Ombres, Director; Angie Atwell, Faculty Development Instructor; Cristina Cottom, Research Specialist; and Lisa Martino, Faculty Development Instructor; unknown, OLC; Jill Buban, OLC.

OLC Announces Effective Practice Awards (2017)

During The Online Learning Consortium’s (OLC) 2017 Innovate Conference last month, the RCTLE team was honored to receive the ‘2017 OLC Effective Practice Award’ for our research study titled Creating a Virtual Community of Practice for Online Adjunct Faculty.

Ways to Chat with Us

Our May Office Hours are scheduled for Wednesday, May 31st at 10 am ET and 8 pm ET.

Please register ahead of time. If there are no registrants for the 8 pm session by 2 pm ET on May 31st, it will be canceled.

One-on-One  Consultations by appointment! Our schedule is flexible to meet your needs.

We Want to Hear From You!

During this month’s EV-Anar, Ron Schaffer will share some advice to successfully manage a team. Please visit the RCTLE eUnion to continue the conversation. This month’s discussion question is:

Many instructors have mixed feelings about group projects, especially in an online class.  What are some of the concerns you have about group projects? On the other hand, group projects can provide an opportunity to practice skills students will use in the real world. What successes have you had with group projects in your class?


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